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John Cannon Joins Health Care Service Corporation As Executive VP And Chief Administrative Officer

CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, today announced that John Cannon will join the company on April 29 as executive vice president and chief administrative officer.  In this new role, Cannon will report to company president and CEO Patricia Hemingway Hall and have responsibility for HCSC's legal, risk management, human resources and corporate real estate functions.

"John will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team," said Patricia Hemingway Hall.  "His industry experience and deep knowledge of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system will benefit our customers, employees and communities."

Cannon comes to HCSC from WellPoint, where he most recently served as executive vice president, general counsel, chief public affairs officer and corporate secretary.  He also served for several months as WellPoint's Interim President and CEO.  Prior to joining WellPoint in 2007, John served in various positions for 19 years at CIGNA Corporation.

About Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with nearly 14 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit www.HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.

SOURCE Health Care Service Corporation

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